Will you be presenting at SC18? We want to hear from you!

We hope your August is going as well as ours is. In the downtime between conferences and the start of the academic year, which we know many of you are in the process of getting ready for, WHPC has been using our ‘downtime’ (which isn’t really any calmer than usual) to put a few new details in place.

We’ve just closed our call for lightning talks at the WHPC@SC18 workshop, and we are finalising the programme right now. We’ve also spent some time getting to know our new chapters and affiliates, and are working with them on how to make best use of these incredibly dedicated groups in furthering WHPC’s vision of a diverse and inclusive HPC community.

Finally, we want to share a great resource about allies with you! The topic of allies has been generating growing interest, and is something WHPC will be discussing at SC18. If you are unfamiliar with it, we want to highlight the work of the amazing Valerie Aurora of Frame Shift Consulting. On her Frame Shift website you can find some free-to-use materials on how to be an ally.

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Connect with WHPC at SC18

Will you be presenting at SC18? If so, we want to hear from you! WHPC welcomes the opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of women in high performance computing through feature stories and blogs, social media, and much more.

If you will be at SC18, make sure you plan to attend the 9th international WHPC workshop. Note that registration for a workshops pass through the SC18 conference is required in order to attend the workshop. See the SC18 registration page for more details, including prices.

We will also be hosting our annual SC evening celebration, connecting our fantastic community of women and the organisations that are keen to promote and embed diversity and inclusion. Last year we focused on job opportunities, inviting organisations that were keen to hire new talent. This year we are broadening scope as we recognise that our attendees don’t often interact with vendors at more traditional vendor events. So we will be connecting our talented community with opportunities of all sorts, from exciting jobs to the latest technologies, innovations, and training — all taking place in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our evening event has a reputation for being one of the most welcoming and inclusive events during the entire SC week.

If your organisation would like to support us and meet the next generation of inspirational women, please get in touch.
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WHPC Thanks Our Volunteers

This month we welcome a few new WHPC volunteers. Rebecca Hartman-Baker from NERSC has now been editing the WHPC newsletter for a couple of months, and helping us get our news out on time! More recently, Cristin Merritt from Alces Flight Limited has taken over as Social Media Editor. And in the last few weeks we have welcomed Jesmin Jahan Tithi from Intel Labs to the new position of blog editor.

WHPC is incredibly grateful to Rebecca, Cristin, and Jesmin, in addition to Lara Kisielewska of Xand Marketing, who has worked on WHPC’s communications and graphic design for several years and Athina Frantzana, whose Ph.D. research focuses on the topics that are crucial to WHPC.

If you would like to join our dedicated team of volunteers or have something for our newsletter, social media, or a possible blog article, please let us know.

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WHPC Chapters and Affiliates Pilot Update

We wish to welcome two additional chapters to the WHPC Pilot Programme: Purdue University’s Women in HPC group and EPCC. This completes the Chapters and Affiliates Pilot Programme compliment. We are excited to be working with our new Chapters and Affiliates to develop an effective and sustainable programme that facilitates grassroots activities around the world.

We have therefore closed application to the programme for the time being. However, if you are interested in getting involved in the future, now is the time to start building your local team, and then get in touch with us in early 2019. To find out more about our pilot programme, check out our new web pages on Chapters and Affiliates.
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WHPC Issues a Correction

In our excitement to announce the Pilot WHPC Chapters and Affiliates Programme, we made a mistake in our last newsletter. Unfortunately we shared an incorrect logo for the Texas Women in High Performance Computing chapter. We’re delighted to share the correct logo with you here though.

Opportunities in HPC


Make sure you stay in touch with what WHPC is doing each month between newsletters.

Open Positions:

If you are keen to recruit a diverse set of individuals to your team, we are currently offering free advertising on the WHPC website and sending relevant job postings to our members.

WHPC does not directly endorse any of these advertisements, nor do we receive any funding for advertising. Our aim is simply to put prospective employers in contact with prospective employees .We take no responsibility for the contents of the adverts or any inaccuracies.

Just the Facts

This is the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) members newsletter. If you would like to join WHPC and receive this newsletter in your inbox each month and get first access to our events you can join online for free.

If you have any suggestions, comments, or items you would like to include in future newsletters please contact us at We are particularly interested in hearing from event organisers or programmes that are looking to recruit women and would like to have their information shared in the Opportunities section of our newsletter.

Previous WHPC newsletters are available on our website.
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